Health

WHO recommends highly successful COVID-19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from originator

WHO recommends highly successful COVID-19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from originator

Today, WHO made a strong recommendation for nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, sold under the name Paxlovid, for mild and moderate COVID-19 patients at highest risk of hospital admission, calling it the best therapeutic choice for high-risk patients to date. However, availability, lack of price transparency in bilateral deals made by the …

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Planet Earth’s Future Now Rests in the Hands of Big Business

Planet Earth’s Future Now Rests in the Hands of Big Business

On a brisk Monday in Houston in early March, dozens of protesters gathered across the street from the giant Hilton hotel hosting CERAWeek, the energy industry’s hallmark annual conference. Their signs accused the corporate executives inside of betraying humanity in pursuit of financial return. STOP EXTRACTING OUR FUTURE, read one. …

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Opinion | How to Make Sense of the New L.G.B.T.Q. Culture War

Opinion | How to Make Sense of the New L.G.B.T.Q. Culture War

Where the gay rights movement emphasized biological realities (“born this way,” etc.) and bourgeois aspirations (to monogamy and marriage), today’s gender-identity advocates promote “wild claims” about the social-constructedness of sex differences and dismiss any contravening evidence as “violence.” This risks backlash, it endangers all the accommodations to transgender rights that …

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